大和言葉

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 3 こと
Grade: 2
は > ば
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Originally a compound of ‎(Yamato, ancient Japan, more commonly spelled as 大和 in modern Japanese) +‎ 言葉 ‎(kotoba, word, language).[1][2]

The yamato reading for 大和 is irregular.

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Noun[edit]

大和言葉 ‎(hiragana やまとことば, romaji yamato kotoba)

  1. a Japanese word of ancient Japanese origin (as opposed to a word borrowed from Chinese, or composed in Japan from Chinese-derived roots)

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  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9